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To read a poem

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Published by D. C. Heath in Lexington, Mass .
Written in English


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A text for reluctant readers of poetry, including poems from the 16th century to the present, explanations and analyses of selected poems, questions, exercises, and optional writing activities.

Edition Notes

StatementAlice S. Landy.
LC ClassificationsPN1042 .L32
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 348 p. ;
Number of Pages348
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4744359M
ISBN 100669015350
LC Control Number78058971

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